AAAS Fellows in front of the U.S. Capitol building

NSF AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows


Dr. Christina M. Callicott
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
Office of Polar Programs
Directorate for Geosciences

Class of 2022-2024

Dr. Christina Callicott is a cultural anthropologist with expertise centering on Indigenous Peoples and related issues. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Florida, as well as graduate certificates in Tropical Conservation and Development and Latin American Studies. She also holds a B.A. in Women Studies from the University of Colorado. As visiting faculty at Fort Lewis College in Southwest Colorado, Callicott taught Ethnobotany of the Southwest and Indigenous Environmental Movements. Callicott has also worked as a Cultural Resource Management consultant, working on cultural-landscape research and reporting for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, regional tribes, and a conservation nonprofit, and facilitating tribal consultation for the City of Boulder, Colorado.

As a AAAS STP Fellow, Callicott serves as Executive Secretary of the National Science and Technology Council’s Subcommittee on Indigenous Knowledge, an interagency body tasked with overseeing implementation of the Biden administration’s 2022 guidance on using Indigenous Knowledge in federal policy, programming, and decision-making. In her role at the U.S. Agency for International Development as a first-year fellow, Dr. Callicott served as point of contact on Indigenous issues for the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, helping to improve programming and policy involving Indigenous Peoples. In her personal time, Dr. Callicott is associate editor of the scholarly journal Anthropology of Consciousness and serves on the board of directors of Dolores River Boating Advocates, a conservation nonprofit. She is an active rock climber and continues to teach skiing as time allows.